Colorful Bali

"The island of the Gods" is a small volcanic island and offers a masterpiece of nature filled with green rice terraces resting on the hills and mountains. Volcanoes rising out of the deep blue sea fringed with soft sandy beaches along rugged coastlines, providing all a picturesque rural scenery. Be inspired by the magnificent ancient culture with its enchanting temples and ceremonies, friendly heart warming people, traditional dance performances in all its glory and handicrafts linked to their ancient Hindu, a living and breathing culture.

Bali has it all,  a truly paradise on earth!

多彩的巴厘岛 印度尼西亚·巴厘岛 巴厘岛,又称“神明之岛”,是一个小小的火山岛。碧绿的稻谷梯田像大自然的尤物,在岛上的高山丘陵中随处可见,从湛蓝的大海底部喷出的火山群伴随着松软的细沙滩点缀着崎岖的海岸线,形成水天一色、人景合一的田园风光。受到祖辈们灿烂的印度宗教文化的影响,这里有许多迷人的寺庙,善良友好的人们沿袭着祖传的仪式和风俗,身着盛装和手工制品进行的传统舞蹈表演与历史悠久但经久不衰的印度文化息息相关。 这就是巴厘岛。真正的人间天堂。

Biking in Sanur (East Coast of Bali)
Biking in Sanur (East Coast of Bali)
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple - Xpats Travel
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple
Soft white sandy beach - Xpats Travel
Soft white sandy beach
Local boats on the beach - Xpats Travel
Local boats on the beach
Balinese Children Celebrating - Xpats Travel
Balinese Children Celebrating
Rice Fields Bali
Rice Fields Bali
Cooking at Mozaic Restaurant
Cooking at Mozaic Restaurant
Indonesian Food
Indonesian Food

Day 1: Arrival Bali – Ubud    Day 4: Ubud – Sanur
Day 2: Ubud                        Day 5: Sanur – Departure 
Day 3: Ubud     

Day 1: Denpasar - Ubud (-/-/D)

Arrive this afternoon at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar where you will be greeted by your local Exotissimo guide for the transfer to your hotel in Ubud. 

After check in and refreshing you have time to explore the hotel or enjoy a rejuvenating massage at the hotel’s spa. 

At 1700 you are picked up by the driver to go for your dinner in Alila Ubud. Your Indonesian culinary adventure starts here with their home grown and homemade produce.
Enjoy the surrounding view while waiting for a 5 course menu with Indonesian delicacies, created especially for you. 

Overnight in your hotel in Ubud.

Note: Please inform us beforehand of any special dietary needs.

Distance and travel time:
Ngurah Rai International Airport of Bali - Ubud(40 km): 1 hour 15 minutes  

Day 2: Babi Guling Ibu Oka – Royal Red Wine Massage – Bridges – Ubud (B/L/-)

Morning at leisure.

Depart for lunch at Ibu Oka. Warung Ibu Oka was made world famous by Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain who went to eat Bali’s favourite pork dish, Babi Guling or Balinese suckling pig.

Time for some serious relaxation now with a Royal Red Wine Spa Treatment. This amazing massage uses red wine and an avocado & chocolate scrub which creates new energy and detoxifies your skin to a smoother and younger state. After you take a shower we invite you for a nice cup of tea overlooking the rice fields.

Folowing your treatment, proceed to Bridges restaurant for an early diner with a fantastic view next to the river.

Return to your hotel.

Overnight in your hotel in Ubud.

Day 3: Kintamani – Tirta Empul – Cooking class in Mozaic (B/L/-)

This morning after breakfast you are picked up by the driver and tour guide for an interesting trip to see some more of the beautiful Bali. We first drive to Kintamani to see the magnificent Batur Volcano and its crater lake while having a coffee break. 

Afterwards we drive back south and we pass by Tampak Siring where you will see coffee, cacao, chili and much more in the plantations. And of course we make a stop at the nearby Tirta Empul temple, famous for its holy water spring where the local people go for purifying baths.

Return to Ubud where you will attend a cooking class. The workshop at Mozaic restaurant Gastronomique offers Asian ingredients in Western cuisine classes. Concentrating on Balinese traditional dishes’ ingredients and the island’s fresh produce, the creativity of Mozaic’s cuisine meets simple adaptation and cooking tips to become a Mozaic Chef, at home!

The laid back cooking classes start with a tour of the garden at Mozaic Restaurant, where the ingredients are shown in their natural setting and a hands-on experience follow, until a late lunch is served.     

The rest of the day and evening are free at leisure.

Overnight in your hotel in Ubud.

Distance & travel ties:
Ubud – Kintamani (40 km): 1 hour 20 minutes
Kintamani – Tampak Siring (22 km): 45 minutes

Day 4: Kopi Bali – Warung Natrabu – Uluwatu – Dinner on Jimbaran Beach (B/L/D)

Enjoy breakfast before checking out from your Ubud hotel.

Around 10 am, the driver and tour guide will pick you up and we go to the coffee roasting factory of Bali’s most famous coffee, Kopi Bali. You will get a tour of the factory where they will explain the whole process of harvesting the coffee beans all the way to the roasting and brewing of the coffee. 

Of course we will have to taste this delicious black gold and the barista will make you several different cups of coffee while explaining the proper way to make a coffee and the differences between different kinds of coffee. 

Continue today’s culinary experiences with a lunch in Warung Natrabu (warung is the Indonesian name for “eating place”). 

This local restaurant is famous in the entire country and beyond for serving very flavourful Padang food. Padang is a town in North Sumatra which is known for its spicy food and very different way of serving all the different dishes. Try this feast, complicated flavours in the simplest surroundings.  

Check in to your hotel in Sanur.

At 4pm, you will be picked up for a visit to the beautiful cliff temple of Uluwatu. This temple is famous for its stunning sunset view and also the monkey population. Here you will watch Kecak Dance performance, the dramatic dance which is only performed by men who percussively chanting "cak" and throwing up their arms

Proceed to Jimbaran for dinner in a seafood warung.

Overnight in your hotel in Sanur.

Distance & travel times:
Ubud – Sanur (26 km): 1 hour 
Sanur – Uluwatu (32 km): 1 hour
Uluwatu – Jimbaran (15 km): 30 minutes
Jimbaran – Sanur (18 km): 40 minutes

Day 5: Departure (B/-/-)

This morning you are free at leisure until departure to the airport for your flight home.

Distance & travel times:
Sanur – Ngurah Rai International Airport (17 km): 40 minutes

Your Comments
A single spanish client from bali(Oct holiday)
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